Take A Knee (bonus)

from America Can't Breathe by The Alternative Facts



We included this song on "The Don of a New Error", dedicated to Colin Kaepernick and his non-violent protest, and we felt that it was worth including here as well.

This version is preceded by 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in honor of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake and everyone who has suffered and continues to suffer because of systemic racism.

Related Reading: "Colin Kaepernick tried to tell White America: Kap’s words and actions in 2016 are as important now as they were then"


Dissent has long been an American trait
One of the things that makes America great
But now dissent is coming under attack
By those who only see the white and the black

The great divider must be stopped in his tracks
No better time to take America back
From those who would divide us
For those who walk beside us

Stand tall, stand proud, stand free
Take a stand now, take a knee

America has always been a big melting pot
Your color shouldn't change the odds you'll get shot
Philando [Castille], Alton [Sterling], Tamir [Rice],
Trayvon [Martin], Michael [Brown], and Freddy Gray
Why are their killers always walking away?

Today we honor those who'll never come back
Whose crime was nothing more than "Living While Black"
Their spirit lives inside us
Their memory will guide us

Stand tall, stand proud, stand free
Take a stand now, take a knee

Some people say "respect the flag"
They miss the point and that's a drag
Dissent is what the flag's about
You see injustice? CALL IT OUT!

It isn't black and white
It's one for all
We stand united
Or divided we fall


from America Can't Breathe, released September 11, 2020


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"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty" -- Thomas Jefferson

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